Paradoxes of destiny, the Giro d’Italia 2022 kept an uncertain course for more than 3,300 km, but just 4km into the last ascent of this Italian round, everything was resolved. Although we had everything but an epic battle, to such an extent that not even the weather forecast that announced cold and rain in the vicinity of Marmolada was fulfilled, Jai Hindley sentenced the Corsa Rosa with an attack in the right place and at the right time, which, together with the complete collapse of Richard Carapaz and Mikel Landa, will give him his first overall in a Grand Tour. Interestingly, he dons the pink jersey on day 20, just like in 2020 when he ended up losing the race in the final time trial against Tao Geoghegan. The stage win went to Alessandro Covi, who did dignify the race with a sensational 53 km solo ride which gave him his first win in a three-week round.
Breakaway attempts in the first 20km were unsuccessful, but past that point, a couple of steep climbs broke up the race. Bora and Bahrain did not think about it and filtered two of their best men, such as Domen Novak and Lennard Kämna, into the cut. to save a joker for the end of the stage. The rain timidly appeared to add that bit of epic so necessary at this point, while Bahrain was in charge of controlling the peloton on the flat until the arrival of San Pellegrino, the first port. In its first ramps, the great unknown was cleared up: there was no intention of risking the race to ‘all or nothing’. The fifteen escapees maintained an income around 5:30 and with the calm that has prevailed throughout the Giro, Pordoi was reached…
On his first ramps, Landa put the machinery to work. Poels had another one of his miraculous recoveries (he had dropped in the previous port) and began to line up for the group of favorites. Ahead, Covi jumped out of the leading group 53 km from the finish with a lot of decision, which together with his good rhythm, his expertise in the descent and the little desire to fight among the bosses he made them see him at the finish line…
Thus, the last assault on the general classification was played in the last kilometers of the Marmolada. Seen what was seen, and as it was sensed in previous days, the forces were null. As Bahrain and Ineos finished their work, Hindley attacked with 4km to go. Landa was unable to react and was ruled out of victory. It only remained to be seen what the Carchi Locomotive And the answer did not wait. The Bora embroidered the strategy, with a Kämna that dropped from the break to provide a great relief to Hindley that left Carapaz completely empty about 3 km from the top. Seen what has been seen, it is normal for the Ecuadorian to settle for reaching the time trial with a 3″ advantage. Hindley finished sixth at the finish line and made some differences in the stage with which he left the Completed race: 49″ over Landa, which went from less to more, and 1:28 compared to Carapaz. With both more than 1 minute behind the Australian in the general classification, it is clear that the Giro is over.
Borgo Valsugana – Treviso
Dries De Bondt
Marano Lagunare – Sanctuary of Castelmonte
Belluno – Marmolada-Passo Fedaia
Verona – Verona
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